June 8, 2019
One of the most popular pictures in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, the iconic portrait of Richard III is coming to New Walk Museum as part of the national COMING HOME project.
The work is one of 50 portraits of iconic individuals being lent to places across the UK with which they are most closely associated. Working in partnership with the King Richard III Visitor Centre and Leicester Cathedral, the exhibition will explore the story of King Richard III and his famous rediscovery in a Leicester carpark.
The exhibition is open daily from Saturday June 8th to Sunday September 22nd.
New Walk Museum turns 170 years old this year! And to celebrate they are holding a free day of exhibitions, craft, sketching and music activities on Saturday June 22nd, 11am – 4pm.
Exhibitors will be situated throughout the galleries, where they will be more than keen to talk to about their shared passion for heritage, museums and natural science.
These include Egyptology experts Prof. Joann Fletcher & Dr Stephen Buckley from the University of York, or you can learn more about the rare Enderby Iron Age shield found by ULAS in 2015, or take part in William Hogarth inspired sketching competitions and much more.